Total students

3,704

Students per teacher

17.9

Southwest ISD: 15.5

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

10.9 years

Southwest ISD: 10.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

96.7 %

Southwest ISD: 92.3%

Statewide: 89.1%

Southwest High School is a high school in San Antonio, TX, in the Southwest ISD school district. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 3,704 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 54% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 6.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $58,000, which is $5,475 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Southwest High School was 1114. The average ACT score was 18.5. In the Class of 2016, 96.7% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.3%.

Contact information

Address

11914 Dragon Ln
San Antonio, TX 78252-2647

Office phone number

(210) 622-4500

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Southwest High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 20. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 20.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 20.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

3,704

African American

96 (2.6%)

Southwest ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

9 (0.2%)

Southwest ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

3,404 (91.9%)

Southwest ISD: 91.2%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

3 (0.1%)

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

163 (4.4%)

Southwest ISD: 5%

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

28 (0.8%)

Southwest ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

2.6%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.2%

Hispanic

91.9%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

4.4%

Two or more races

0.8%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

54 %

Southwest ISD: 65.4%

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

76.5 %

Southwest ISD: 81.6%

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

7 %

Southwest ISD: 16.6%

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

54.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

76.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

7.0%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

6.9 %

Southwest ISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

75.7 %

Southwest ISD: 20.5%

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

6.7 %

Southwest ISD: 8%

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

10.5 %

Southwest ISD: 11%

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

6.9%

Career and technical

75.7%

Gifted and talented

6.7%

Special education

10.5%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Southwest ISD: Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

96.7 %

Southwest ISD: 92.3%

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

95.8 %

Southwest ISD: 90.3%

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

100 %

Southwest ISD: 100%

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

96.4 %

Southwest ISD: 91.8%

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

100 %

Southwest ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

95.8%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

96.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

100.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.3 %

Southwest ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

1.6 %

Southwest ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0.2 %

Southwest ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.6%

White

0.5 %

Southwest ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.5%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2015-2016 school year.

All students

15.8 %

Southwest ISD: 14.8%

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

7 %

Southwest ISD: 6.7%

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

23.1 %

Southwest ISD: 23.1%

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

16 %

Southwest ISD: 14.9%

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 25.1%

White

19.2 %

Southwest ISD: 18.5%

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Southwest ISD: 0%

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

22.3 %

Southwest ISD: 22.1%

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

Masked

Southwest ISD: Masked

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

20.8 %

Southwest ISD: 20.7%

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48%

White

28.6 %

Southwest ISD: 26.7%

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

N/A

Southwest ISD: N/A

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1114

Southwest ISD: 1104

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

18.5

Southwest ISD: 18.5

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

28.6 %

Southwest ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

18.9 %

Southwest ISD: 18.7%

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

15.8 %

Southwest ISD: 15.3%

Statewide: 38.7%

English

28.6%

Math

18.9%

English + Math

15.8%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

206.9

African American

7.2 (3.5%)

Southwest ISD: 2.9%

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

1 (0.5%)

Southwest ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

97.5 (47.1%)

Southwest ISD: 61.3%

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

0.9 (0.4%)

Southwest ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

99.4 (48%)

Southwest ISD: 34.3%

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

1 (0.5%)

Southwest ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

4.7 (2.3%)

Southwest ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

125 (60.4%)

Southwest ISD: 68.2%

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

76.2 (36.8%)

Southwest ISD: 31.1%

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

1 (0.5%)

Southwest ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

17.9

Southwest ISD: 15.5

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

10.9 years

Southwest ISD: 10.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$58,000

Southwest ISD: $57,516

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$52,728

Southwest ISD: $51,064

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$53,965

Southwest ISD: $53,624

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$55,841

Southwest ISD: $55,730

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$59,820

Southwest ISD: $59,983

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$67,747

Southwest ISD: $66,694

Statewide: $60,913

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